The Best of The Staple Singers

Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)

Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 126 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Capitol Jazz #CDP 7 98288 2

For those needing a reminder of Cole's very original and expert piano playing, this 18-track roundup of some of his best instrumentals should fit the bill. Part of Capitol's three-volume series of Cole's classic trio sides (the other two cover the vocals), The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio includes gem after gem from the group's 1943-1949 prime and features the classic lineup that included guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Johnny Miller. With Cole and Moore seamlessly blending lines throughout, the group forged the standard for many a piano trio to follow by way of classics like "Jumpin' at Capitol," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "These Foolish Things"…
Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995 [Repost, New Rip]

Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Modal | Blue Note | # CDP 7 91142 2, 0777 7 91142 2 1 | 01:03:47

Mirroring his onetime boss and mentor Miles Davis' own protean output, Herbie Hancock has explored hard bop, soul-jazz, fusion, funk-rock, soundtracks, hip-hop-inflected pop ("Rockit"), and many permutations in between. His early work for Blue Note, though, offers the best entrée for newcomers. Compiled from five of his albums for the label and covering a period from 1962-1968, this fine sampler includes highlights from his debut, Takin' Off ("Watermelon Man"), the classic Maiden Voyage (the title track and "Dolphin Dance"), and the early electric album Speak Like a Child (the title track and "Riot"). Add to this more indelible cuts like "Cantaloupe Island" and "One Finger Snap," not to mention the presence of numerous '60s jazz luminaries (Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Billy Higgins, et al.), and you have perfect way to get a taste of some of the best modern jazz committed to wax.
The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)

The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino, R2 70159 | ~ 385 or 140 Mb | Scans Included
Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

Where the first Best of the Turtles compilation from Rhino focused on the group's many hit singles, Turtle Wax goes in the opposite direction, spotlighting the singles that just didn't click for whatever reason. In this sense it serves the same purpose as Joni Mitchell's Misses accompaniment to her Hits collection…
The Brand New Heavies - Dream Come True: The Best Of The Acid Jazz Years (1998)

The Brand New Heavies - Dream Come True: The Best Of The Acid Jazz Years (1998)
Acid Jazz, Soul, Funk | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 59 min | 173 MB
Label: Music Club | Rel: 1998

1998 compilation on the Music Club label featuring theirgreatest for the Acid Jazz label. Includes their debut inits' entirety, plus the successful singles 'Dream ComeTrue' & 'Never Stop'. 13 tracks total. The full title is'Dreams Come True - Best Of The.
Glen Campbell - Playlist: The Best Of The Atlantic Years (2016)

Glen Campbell - Playlist: The Best Of The Atlantic Years (2016)
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:20 | 159 MB
Label: Rhino Atlantic | Release Year: 2016

Glen Travis Campbell is an American rock and country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television from January 1969 through June 1972. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, four Platinum albums and one Double-platinum album. He has placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or the Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Campbell's hits include his recordings of John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind"; Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", and "Galveston"; Larry Weiss's "Rhinestone Cowboy"; and Allen Toussaint's "Southern Nights".

Gap Band - The Best of the Gap Band (1994) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 4, 2016
Gap Band - The Best of the Gap Band (1994) [Re-Up]

Gap Band - The Best of the Gap Band (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm | Label: Mercury/PolyGram | # 522 457-2 | Time: 01:18:00

A collection from the Mercury funk lineup that covers the hits from the first five Gap Band albums. Every major hit that they had is included here. What one might notice is that all of the major hits ("You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Burn Rubber on Me," "Early in the Morning," and "I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance") all sound surprisingly similar. This may or may not be a large surprise to everyone, but the bright note about their similarity is that the basic riffs and rhythms that they all use are extremely catchy. The energy that the Gap Band exudes in the midst of producing a song is stunning, and this compilation displays that to the fullest extent. For a basic introduction to the forms of funk that the Gap Band followed, this album would certainly suit any given listener. For those who only need one Gap Band album in their collection, this one also fits the bill perfectly. For die-hard fans who already have all of the band's albums, this one would probably only really serve as a summary.

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 22, 2016
Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues, Slide Guitar | Label: Blue Note/Metro Blue | # 7243 8 64711 2 3 | Time: 00:54:08

This 19-track compilation focuses on Elmore James' crucial sessions recorded for the Modern Records subsidiaries Meteor and Flair between 1952 and 1956. At the time of these recordings, the distorted amplified sound of James' slide guitar with his unmistakable electrified Robert Johnson lick was helping map out the postwar blues idiom with such classics as "I Believe," "Blues Before Sunrise," "Wild About You," "Mean & Evil," and the extraordinary reworking of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" into "Dust My Blues." Even though roughly half of these tracks appear on the equally recommended 1986 Ace release Let's Cut It: The Very Best of Elmore James, this set is a great introduction to the dynamic slide guitarist's earliest recordings.
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze: The Best Of The Isley Brothers (2009)

The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze: The Best Of The Isley Brothers (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Sony Music, 88697495252 | ~ 978 or 363 Mb | Scans Included
Funk, Soul

Summer Breeze: The Best of the Isley Brothers, a two-disc release from Sony Australia's Camden Deluxe division, actually focuses on the group's T-Neck years, from 1969's It's Our Thing through 1979's Winner Take All…

V Magazine #97 - Fall 2015 (The Best of the Best Issue)  

Posted by denisbul at Dec. 1, 2015
V Magazine #97 - Fall 2015 (The Best of the Best Issue)

V Magazine #97 - Fall 2015 (The Best of the Best Issue)
English | PDF | 290 pages | 51.4 MB
The Doors - The Best Of The Doors (1973) [Audio Fidelity 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Doors - The Best Of The Doors (1973) [Audio Fidelity 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:03 minutes | Full Scans included | 2,74 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 44:07 mins | Scans included | 868 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and Quadrophonic surround sound | SACD Mastering by Steve Hoffman | Audio Fidelity # AFZ5 206